Research Fellow at La Trobe University

within the Biological Sciences Program - Professor Mike Ryan's lab

Job No.: 544682

Faculty/Division: Science Tech & Eng

School/Department: Molecular Sciences

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Melbourne (Bundoora)

Full-time‚ fixed-term (3 years) (Level A/B) position in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Since its establishment in 1964‚ La Trobe University has become an internationally recognised leader in tertiary education and training‚ with strong research and teaching programs and student exchange networks across more than 40 countries. We are committed to providing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of the highest quality‚ supported by an outstanding research profile.

This position will be funded by the Australian Research Council as part of the Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science (CXS) for research into the use of novel imaging techniques to study the cellular architecture of mitochondrial networks. The CXS is an interdisciplinary collaboration for high-resolution bio-imaging. The project involves applying cutting edge techniques for light‚ electron and X-ray microscopy. The successful applicant will work in the Ryan laboratory to study mitochondrial architecture and dynamics and their relationship to disease.

A person with a background in confocal and/or electron microscopy techniques is sought.

This work aims to prepare samples suitable for high resolution imaging and to use these methods to obtain information about the structure of mammalian mitochondria following perturbations in mitochondrial fission‚ fusion and distribution and in patient cells harbouring mitochondrial disease.

Working at La Trobe University provides employees with numerous benefits and rewards including:

  • Up to 17% Employer Superannuation
  • 2010 EOWA Employer of Choice for Women
  • Family Friendly workplace policies
  • Multiple Salary Sacrificing options
  • Significant Career Development & Training Opportunities
  • Consultative & Development-centric Organisational culture
  • Access to on-campus facilities;
  • and many more

To be considered for this role you are encouraged to address each key selection criteria as a part of your application.


Applicants should include with their applications the names and contact details of three referees from whom reports may be sought. It would be appreciated if email addresses for the referees could be included.

As this position is being offered across two appointment levels‚ please indicate whether you wish to be considered at either/both levels and structure your application accordingly.


Level A: $51‚409 to $69‚768 p.a (plus 17% superannuation) 

Level B: $73‚444 to $87‚212 p.a (plus 17% superannuation)
Position Reference no: 544682
Position Enquiries: Mike Ryan‚ +61 (03) 9479 2156

Closing Date: 14 November 2010

See the attached Position Descriptions below:

Download File 50032010_Research_Officer_Level_A_v[2].docx
Download File 50032010_Research_Fellow_Level_B_v[1].docx

Position is open to local and international applicants.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For further enquiries‚ please contact People and Culture reception on +61 (03) 9479 1365.

Advertised: 29 Oct 2010 Aus. Eastern Standard Time, 14 Nov 2010 11:55pm Aus. Eastern Standard Time

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